Complete Sports scooped that it is unlikely there will be changes to Bafana Bafana squad that will face Super Eagles in the final group match, partly because of the length of time it would require to obtain a Nigeria visa before next Wednesday.
With head coach Mashaba not having announced a replacement for the injured Sibusiso Vilakazi and May Mahlangu, who withdrew, owing to fatique and injury, it is confirmed that the South African gaffer will feature same players that will face Sudan when they face Nigeria in Akwa Ibom on Wednesday.
A home win for South Africa against Sudan in Durban today will prevent possible African Nations Cup disappointment, even though Bafana Bafana head the Group A standings and are yet conceded a goal in the qualifying competition.
Victory, however, and South Africa will compete at next year’s tournament, wherever it may take place.
Heroic wins away in Sudan in September and Congo last month have been potentially negated by goalless home draws in the other group games that Bafana have played for the African Nations Cup 2015 finals.
South Africa last scored a home goal one year ago, to beat then world champions Spain in a friendly at Soccer City, and a repetition of another inept performance in front of goal will undo some solid progress in recent months.